October 1, 2013

On Wednesday the 25th of September, the Transition Year class from Desmond College hit the road on a fun over night adventure to Achill Island, County Mayo.

The 35 students were bright eyed and eager for the early morning departure at 7 am. Our destination was Colaíste  Acla, nestled in the glorious landscape of Achill.  A number of exhilarating outdoor pursuits and Team Building activities were on the agenda for our visit.

The first day of our visit was an exciting one as students were given Kayak lessons. They braved the cold waters and their enthusiasm for the activity was praised by Team Leader, Martan O Donaghair. Our evening activity was Bog snorkelling! This unique experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all! The following morning allowed the students to embrace their inner dare devils with an opportunity to surf the Atlantic waves once more.   It was certainly an action packed trip!

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This excursion provided students with the occasion to be immersed in the Irish language. All activities were conducted through Irish and the students had the pleasure of staying with two local “Bean an Ti”. This meant they had lovely home cooked meals and a warm welcome when they returned from their activities!

The unique and breath taking scenery was enjoyed by all and certainly provided for much Team Building and bonding amongst the group who are eagerly looking forward to the rest of  Transition Year in Desmond College.